Friday, June 20, 2008

That's Random: The Joy of Shopping With Your Parents


Wicker World from MWTWT on Vimeo.

Yep, I'd have to say that this video, by my awesome brother-in-law, pretty much hits the nail on the head as far as my kids are concerned. (Oh well, at least they're bonding over their shared loathing of this particular brand of vacation fun.)

We're having a great time in Portland, though. The house where we're staying is incredible. We're eating often and too well ("breakfast" at VooDoo Doughnut, lunch at Kenny & Zuke's, and dinners so far at Cava and Paley's Place, plus an afternoon chocolate tasting at Cacao -- yum!). We stopped in at Powell's Books today to stock up on reading material, goofed off a bit in the photo booth at the Ace, and are having fun just hanging out together and exploring the city. We even ran into a long-lost friend at the grocery store last night. Nick and I knew him years ago in San Francisco, but he lives here now and runs his own indie record label -- which is just so quintessentially Portland.

Anyway, P-Town freakin' rocks! (And yes, I am totally cheating on Oakland with Portland right now, and I don't care who knows it.)

Thanks everyone for the Portland tips -- and for bearing with my lack of posting here this week. See you soon ...

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

You ate at Paley's. Smart, smart girl.

judy said...

Your BIL is hilarious! My boyfriend would feel just like your poor kids probably do now. "But we just LOOKED at candles!!!"

Garrison said...

Love reading your blog, glad you're checking out Portland with the family...and you got to eat at Cava...it's a favorite hidden restaurant. If you're still in Portland, I hope you make it over to Mississippi Ave in North Portland, it's a wonderful transitioning neighborhood with small shops and a great bakery called Gardenia Bakery. And if you get a chance check out Broder Restaurant for breakfast and Savoy Restaurant for dinner on SE Clinton Street.

joanna said...

Hey Leah,

If you're looking for something to do on Sunday and want to check out North Portland (including Mississippi Ave - there's this no-car event where they're blocking off all the streets. Little Red Bike Cafe will be out with fresh, homemade ice cream:

http://blog.littleredbikecafe.com/2008/06/for-your-eating-pleasure.html

No offense to Garrison, but the bakery he mentioned is not very great (it's actually called Blue Gardenia). It should be great, I want it to be great, but it ain't great. Instead, check out Moxie RX, the vintage Kenskill trailer pumping out aweseome biscuit sandwiches, waffles, baked goods, hangover tonics, etc. It's on Mississippi and Shaver. Let me know if you want to meet up - I'll be out that day.

Anonymous said...

Oakland will just have to get over itself... because Portland is lovely beyond belief. ; )

Anonymous said...

the grass is always greener. i lived in portland for many years and much prefer the bay area.

 

©Copyright 2007-2014 More Ways To Waste Time and Leah Hennen. All Rights Reserved.